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Source: Global News

North Korea ready to denuclearize if security guarantees are met, Putin says after summit

Today 01:31 GMT

Russian President Vladimir Putin said after his summit with Kim Jong Un Thursday that the North Korean leader is ready to proceed toward denuclearization — but needs solid security guarantees to do so.

Vladimir Putin arrives in Vladivostok for summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The summit on Russky Island, across a bridge from the far-eastern port city of Vladivostok, reflected Russia’s effort to emerge as an essential player in the North Korean nuclear standoff, a role that would raise Moscow’s global clout and its leverage with Washington.

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Source: Fox News

Joe Biden would be 'most sane' Democrat running for president, Lara Trump says

Today 01:30 GMT

Former Vice President Joe Biden, who is expected to announce his 2020 presidential candidacy Thursday, would instantly become the most “sane” candidate in the Democratic field, Lara Trump said Wednesday.

I don't think the American people will get behind somebody like this.". Trump, 36, a native of North Carolina who has been married to the president's son Eric Trump since 2014, said she believes her father-in-law will win reelection easily in 2020.

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Source: CTV

Canadian watchdogs: Major shortcomings in Facebook practices

Today 01:30 GMT

Canada's federal privacy commissioner says he's taking Facebook to court to enforce privacy laws on the social-media giant, following a major leak of personal data that was later used for political purposes.

A long-awaited joint report from Therrien and B.C. privacy commissioner Michael McEvoy found major shortcomings in Facebook's practices and called for stronger laws to protect Canadians.

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Source: BBC

Climate activists block stock exchange

Thursday 23:40 GMT

The 13 activists who blockaded the stock exchange wore LED signs reading "Climate emergency", "Tell the truth" and "You can't eat money". One protester, Adam Woodall, said they had targeted the building because "people are making millions, even billions of pounds out of trading ecological destruction".

The group has said it would hold a "closing ceremony" at Speakers' Corner in Hyde Park at 17:00 BST, but warned that the public should expect more action "very soon".

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Source: Fox News

Former Obama adviser on Biden: He's 'the candidate that can best beat both Bernie Sanders and President Trump'

Today 01:30 GMT

Robert Wolf, former economic adviser to President Obama, said former Vice President Joe Biden, who officially announced his 2020 bid Thursday morning, has “really been resonating the last few weeks because he looks like he’s the most powerful candidate to go against President Trump.” Wolf, a Fox News contributor, made the statement on “Fox & Friends” 90 minutes after Biden officially announced his 2020 presidential bid.

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Source: Reuters

Former VP Biden's 2020 bid reshapes White House race

Today 01:30 GMT

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden entered the 2020 Democratic presidential field on Thursday as an instant front-runner, drawing momentum away from other leading candidates and putting new pressure on underperformers to find ways to stay relevant.

Biden, 76, a longtime U.S. senator who served two terms as then-President Barack Obama’s No. 2, announced his bid in a video describing the high stakes of the race to take on Republican President Donald Trump in next year’s election.

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Source: The Guradian

Muslims flee town in Sri Lanka as tensions rise after bombings

Thursday 23:40 GMT

Hundreds of Muslims have fled the Sri Lankan port city of Negombo, and Catholic churches across the country have been ordered to stay closed, in the aftermath of the deadly Easer Sunday bombings.

The bombings, which killed 359 people and injured 500, shattered the relative calm that has existed in Buddhist-majority Sri Lanka since a civil war against mostly Hindu, ethnic Tamil separatists ended 10 years ago, and have raised fears of a return to sectarian violence.

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Source: Fox News

'Avowed racist' executed for 1998 dragging death of black man

Thursday 09:55 GMT

John William King, 44, was put to death by lethal injection for his role in the murder of 49-year-old James Byrd Jr., who was chained to the back of a truck and dragged to death along a secluded road outside Jasper, approximately 130 miles northeast of Houston, early on the morning of June 7, 1998.

A white supremacist who orchestrated one of the most notorious hate crimes in American history was executed in Texas Wednesday.

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Source: BBC

Kim and Putin set for summit meeting

Today 00:34 GMT

Russia says they will discuss the Korean peninsula's "nuclear problem" but Mr Kim is also said to be seeking support after talks with the US failed.

While it is arguable how much leverage Russia has with the North today, the communist state still regards it as one of the least hostile foreign powers.

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Source: Fox News

North Korea gave US $2M hospital bill over care of American Otto Warmbier: report

Today 01:30 GMT

The U.S. received a $2 million hospital bill in 2017 from the North Korean government for the care of American Otto Warmbier, who fell into a coma for unknown reasons while he was imprisoned in the country, according to a report.

Sources told Fox News that Flueckiger signed a medical form for Warmbier's release, but that this is the first time they had heard about a hospital bill. A State Department spokesman declined to comment to Fox News and referred to the statement by the White House.

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Source: Fox News

Qanta Ahmed: Sri Lanka attacks illustrate Islamist war on Christianity that is opposed by most Muslims

Thursday 23:40 GMT

The horrific Easter Sunday bombing attacks that killed more than 350 people and wounded over 500 at churches and high-end hotels in Sri Lanka are the latest evidence of the war being waged on Christianity, Western society and others by radical Islamists.

As a Muslim woman born in Britain to Pakistani immigrants – and now a proud American citizen living in the New York City area – I know that murderers like those who staged the Sri Lanka attacks represent a tiny fringe element of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims.

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Source: Common Domain

The Morning Risk Report: Facebook Sets Aside $3 Billion to Cover Expected FTC Fine

Today 01:30 GMT

Facebook Inc. said it has set aside $3 billion for an expected fine from the Federal Trade Commission over privacy issues, cutting into the social-media giant’s profits even as its underlying business remained strong.

The fine could mark the largest privacy-related action in FTC history, and the first major regulatory penalty for Facebook after a bruising period in which its business practices have been under intense global scrutiny.

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Source: The Guradian

US briefing: Kim meets Putin, Facebook fines and measles outbreaks

Thursday 23:40 GMT

The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has expressed support for the normalising of relations between the US and North Korea, after meeting the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, face to face for the first time.

The two men arrived on Thursday for a two-day summit in the eastern Russian city of Vladivostok, where Putin offered Russia’s help to break the international deadlock over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme.

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Source: Fox News

Biden officially launches 2020 presidential bid

Thursday 23:40 GMT

Former Vice President Joe Biden, in an online video Thursday, officially declared his candidacy for president in 2020, capping off weeks of intrigue and media speculation.

He soon became a vocal critic of the Republican in the White House, and speculation sprang up that Biden would consider a final presidential bid in 2020. Donald Trump’s upset victory over Clinton in the 2016 presidential election changed the dynamic for Biden.

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Source: Common Domain

Man credited with calling the 2008 crisis says the next 20 years in the stock market will ‘break a lot of hearts’

Thursday 19:06 GMT

Jeremy Grantham, an investor credited with predicting the 2000 and 2008 downturns, told CNBC on Thursday that investors should get inured to lackluster returns in the stock market for the next two decades, after a century of handsome gains.

“In the last 100 years, we’re used to delivering perhaps 6%,” but the U.S. market will be delivering real returns of about 2% or 3% on average over next 20 years, the value investor and co-founder of Boston-based asset manager GMO told CNBC in a rare interview.


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